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    14 die as truck carrying them falls into canal in India

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:13pm on May 05, 2017

    Police say at least 14 people died when a small truck carrying them fell into a canal after smashing into a concrete railing on a...

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    Indian village bans women from using mobile phones

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:53am on May 04, 2017

    An Indian village has banned women from using mobile phones in public in an attempt to restrict their contacts with men and plans hefty fines...

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    Sanity row among Indian top judges

    BBC | Updated at 05:44pm on May 03, 2017

    The Indian judiciary is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis which has resulted in rival judges issuing court orders for each other to undergo...

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    Attack on US convoy kills eight Afghans

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:46pm on May 03, 2017

    A suicide car bomber struck a US military convoy in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three...

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    Myanmar soldiers caught smuggling meth pills

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:37am on May 03, 2017

    Two military officers and two other men have been arrested in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State with hundreds of thousands of meth tablets in their car,...

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    India says Pakistan killed two Indian soldiers in Kashmir

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:17pm on May 01, 2017

    Two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated Monday in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers along the highly militarised de facto border that..

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    Two Muslims killed by mob over cow theft charges in India

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:14pm on May 01, 2017

    Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India over allegations of cow theft, the latest in a series of similar...

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    Nepal local polls in doubt amid political turmoil

    Reuters | Updated at 07:29pm on May 01, 2017

    Nepal's faltering democratic transition has been thrown into turmoil by a clash between the Himalayan nation's Maoist-led government and the head of the Supreme Court...

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    Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed

    Associated Press | Updated at 06:09pm on May 01, 2017

    Nepal's first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in Parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive...

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    Lanka rescues 30 Rohingyas aboard Indian boat

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:38am on May 01, 2017

    Sri Lanka’s coastguard Sunday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island’s territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who...